Man Arrested after Hallucinations Tell Him to Go to Jail
A 51-year-old Sheridan man now faces charges for use of a controlled substance after he allegedly had an auditory hallucination that instructed him to go to prison.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Michael Reynolds came to the Sheridan Police Department lobby at around 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, and to report “a female ‘SPD Agent’ had told him to get rid of his dog and cat and come to the station so he could go to prison.”
“Reynolds repeatedly spoke toward a fixed point on the wall as if responding to statements from a person only he could see,” the affidavit reads.
It also described Reynolds constantly rocking in place, moving his arms, wringing his hands, and shaking his head from side to side.
Officers recognized the hallucinations and hyperactivity as signs of methamphetamine use. According to the affidavit, Reynolds admitted to using methamphetamine two days prior to the conversation and showed officers two small puncture marks on the inside of his left elbow.
Reynolds remains incarcerated at the Sheridan County Detention Center with a bail amount of $750.